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Commencement Ceremony

2024 Commencement Ceremony 

Find the most up-to-date information about the Commencement Ceremony below, including important deadlines, what to expect the day of the event, and much more! 

We are so excited to celebrate with you! 

2024 Commencement Videos

Commencment Pamphlet

2024 Ceremony

This year, the commencement ceremony will be held: 

Saturday, May 11, 2024
10:30 am Ceremony Start 

Broadmoor World Arena 
3185 Venetucci Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Venue Information: Directions & Parking | Broadmoor World Arena

ppsc student at commencement


What You Should Know About Commencement 


Directions and Parking 

Arrival & Entering the Venue

After Arrival: For Graduates

After Arrival: For Guests 


Quick Tips for Graduates

Browse  additional resources below, and view all frequently asked questions about the graduation process and the commencement ceremony on our FAQ page. 

Graduation and Commencement Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions, concerns, or comments not covered here or in the FAQ, email commencement@pikespeak.edu 

decorated graduation cap

Graduates are required to wear a cap and gown during the ceremony. Order your cap and gown via the  PPSC Bookstore. The deadline to order is March 8, 2024. Contact the bookstore for your options after this deadline has passed.

Purchase your Regalia
ppsc commencement

You must apply for graduation to attend commencement. You will indicate on the application if you intend on participating in the ceremony. If you want to change your mind about participating, email us at commencement@pikespeak.edu.

Apply for Graduation
ppsc student and family member at commencement

The ceremony will begin at 10:30am. Graduates will check in beginning at 8:30am, and guests can arrive after 9:45am. There is no dress code, but business casual is highly recommended. If you are registered to attend the ceremony, you will get details sent to your email as the event approaches.

Commencement Ceremony FAQs
ppsc student holding up diploma cover at commencement ceremony

Your diploma is not provided during the ceremony. It will be mailed to the address you provided on your graduation application approximately 8 weeks after your degree is posted to your transcript. You must apply to graduate to receive your diploma, even if you don't want to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Graduation Process